Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pre-Reading Questions for Week 4

What is your definition of privilege? What are some examples of privileges that different people in society can possess?

This week we will be introducing a lot of terms that may be new Give your best guess of what these terms mean and why we talk about them in Ethnic Studies:

  • White privilege
  • Structural inequality
  • Advantage/Disadvantage

How would you define racism? Can racism be linked to your definition of privilege?

Can people of color be racist? Why or why not?

It is generally acknowledged that people who are White have some advantages in U.S. society. How did this happen? 

"Racism changes over time, taking on different forms and serving different social purposes in different eras" (Lipsitz, 88)

What do you think Lipsitz means by this quote? What did racism look like in Colonial America? At the turn of the 20th Century? Now?

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